Sure - let me try at least. Ultimately we need to make people that want something in IT done (possibly coming from outside of IT) to be able to publish a “job description”. I would say that this should support some kind of predefined fields to be filled (e.g. technology, deadline, estimated effort etc.). At the same time, we would need to make such “jobs”’ easily noticeable by potentially interested persons. I guess that would need each such job-seeker to tag himself with e.g. technology they are interested in, and, perhaps a kind of technical tag “job-seeker”. I think this could work indeed with tags. What I’m missing a bit I guess is perhaps a landing page for this kind of postings just to give them this look of a “job portal”?
Can you please provide the name of the plugin you are mentioning? Also do you know if Discourse can “enforce” certain information to be provided while creating an topic?